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Published : 8:55 am  September 15, 2017 | No comments so far |  | 


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“Sil Redi” Bail Applications: 


By Yoshtiha Perera   

The Colombo High Court yesterday noticed the Attorney General to appear in courts on September 20 to submit facts related to the bail applications of former President’s Secretary Lalith Weeratunga and former Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) Director General Anusha Pelpita regarding the “Sil Redi” trial verdict.   


The two bail applications were filed before the Colombo High Court on September 13 by their lawyers and the applications were heard yesterday before High Court Judge Gihan Kulatunga.    They were sentenced to three-year rigorous imprisonment by the Colombo High Court for misappropriating TRC funds amounting to some Rs. 600 million .   

On September 7, Lalith Weeratunga and Anusha Palpita were found guilty of misappropriating Rs. 600 million of funds belonging to TRC over the controversial ‘sil redi’ distribution case.    On a previous occasion, an appeal was filed against the High Court verdict by Lawyers of the two accused challenging the judgement.